The Language school at 10 Plzenská Street in the city of Prešov is a public educational institution which was founded by the Prešov Self-Governing Region. The Language school was established in 1963. The offered language courses are tailored to the public not only from the city of Prešov but also for people from distant surroundings. English, French, Russian, German, Italian and Spanish language courses are attended by approximately 1,400 people from the age of 11 - they are primary school pupils, high school and university students and adults.
Teaching runs in the afternoon and in the evening hours, twice a week with the duration of 90 minutes.
The courses are divided into the common reference framework as follows:
- Basic User- A1-A2 according to the CEFR* (A1-Beginner, A2-Elementary)
- Independent User- B1-B2 according to the CEFR* (B1-Intermediate, B2-Upper-intermediate)
- Proficient User- B2-C1 according to the CEFR* (B2-Upper-intermediate, C1-advanced)
* CEFR - The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Individual levels last for the duration of 2 years /1 school year = 140 lessons/
We employ Slovak professional teachers, with university degrees who take part in lifelong learning programmes offered not only by Slovak but also foreign educational institutions.
Foreign language native speakers teach mostly in the English language courses, but also in Italian, French, German and Spanish language courses.
Our graduates obtain an official certificate together with the international ranking within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
In exercise of the powers conferred by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sport of the Slovak Republic, The Language school has the authority to grant well-recognised State Language Examinations to our students but also to applicants from outside the institution. State language examinations can be taken at the B2 and C1-C2 levels. The Language school also offers preparatory courses for these examinations.
We are an approved testing centre for the international examinations provided by Goethe-Institut Munich. Examination in German language Goethe-Zertifikat can be obtained at our language school at the levels B1, B2, and C1.
The co-operation with Goethe-Institut brings the opportunities for the German language teachers to be a part of a lifelong and continuing professional education at Goethe-Institut in Germany. Since 2006, nine of the Language school students have been awarded the scholarship for the German language course in Germany.
The Language school is open to a variety of projects, which are closely related to the teaching and learning of foreign languages, or are oriented to those of the lifelong learning programmes.
For more information or your proposals for cooperation please contact us at the email addresses listed: